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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday deer hunts
For many Kodiak families, deer hunting turns downright serious in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. This is not horn hunting with dreams of trophies on the wall. They are on a quest to put up a winter’s supply of sweet venison. Several important factors highlight holiday deer hunts. ...
Dec 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Thanksgiving traditions
Thanksgiving is a time for gatherings of friends and families to give thanks for our bounty. It’s also a time for great food! Every family has its traditional Thanksgiving foods, and I’m not about to try stepping between you and them. Most are too good to miss, and it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving wit...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snoeshoe hare season
Nov. 15 marks the opening of my personal snowshoe hare “season.” Kodiak has no closed season and no bag limit for the furry speedsters, but other factors make me start my hunting around this time and end it around mid-April. I prefer to wait until deer hunters are out of the hills so I don’t dist...
Nov 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting serious about ducks
Forty years of duck hunting on Kodiak have taught me an important lesson. The season may open in October, but the hunting doesn’t really turn on until the middle of November. There are enough birds to make it interesting earlier in the season, but the larger flocks don’t begin arriving until now....
Nov 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fishing reflections
Our boat is winterized and covered, and the tackle is cleaned and stored. Those are clear signs our 2013 fishing season is over for us. If you’re still fishing, more power to you! I have to laugh a little at the psychology of our season’s end. In April we couldn’t wait for days when the temperatu...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting like our forefathers
Deer season closes on the road system this Thursday. That’s true for all but a few hunters, those who have gone through the steps to qualify for a special “primitive weapon” season running November 1 through November 14. Primitive weapons are of course muzzleloaders and bows. There are additional...
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Remote deer hunts
How is your deer season progressing? Does the looming end of the road system season threaten you with no venison in the freezer, or does the single road system deer leave too much vacant freezer space? It’s time to consider booking a hunting trip off the road system, where the season extends anot...
Oct 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Sweet venison
One of my favorite experiences is serving Kodiak venison to guests who “don’t like venison.” It’s fun to watch their faces after the first bite. Their expressions are best described as a mixture of surprise and delight. “Wow! That can’t be venison. It’s not gamey!” But there are a few secrets lea...
Oct 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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